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About Nick

Nick Kendrick focuses on energy projects and transactions across the oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power spaces. He advises on project development, M&A, asset acquisition and divestment, project financing (including reserve based lending), joint ventures, licensing and gas commercialization across Europe, Africa and Asia.

He also advises clients on diverse midstream and downstream transactions, including divestment of infrastructure, transportation and processing arrangements, sale and purchase agreements, as well as master sales agreements (MSA) for LNG and natural gas, and regasification and tolling arrangements.

Nick’s power project development experience includes advising on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts, power purchase agreements, project documents and financing aspects for renewable energy projects, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.


Recent Notable Matters

Apache Corporation — disposal of its operated interest in the SAGE System, a major gas pipeline system and gas processing terminal in the U.K., to Ancala Partners, and on Apache’s associated long-term gas transportation and processing agreement

Ophir Energy plc — $2 billion floating LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea, including host government arrangements, LNG sales agreements, chartering agreements, joint venture arrangements, project financing, and construction

Newfield Exploration — $1 billion divestment of oil and gas assets offshore Malaysia

Sonatrach Gas Marketing — ongoing operations at the Isle of Grain LNG Terminal

Alcazar Energy Partners — acquisition, development and project financing of the 84 MW Al Rajef Wind Project in Jordan being procured pursuant to Jordan’s renewable energy program, which achieved successful financial close in November 2016

Mercuria Energy Group — acquisition of the L&Q Block gas interests from Tullow Oil in the Dutch North Sea

Caracal Energy Inc. — advising on an up to $250 million reserve based financing for the development of its petroleum assets in Chad arranged by Natixis and Société Générale; awarded Middle East and Africa Deal of the Year 2014 by Trade Finance Magazine

Macquarie Bank Limited — provision of a $30 million bridge facility to Bowleven plc

International energy company — opportunity to farm-in to a mega-field offshore Mozambique

Indigenous Nigerian oil and gas company — gas sale and purchase agreements and associated transportation arrangements

Diamond Generating Corporation — 52.5 MW Shams Ma’an Round 1 Solar project in Jordan

China National Petroleum Corporation — development of oil and gas fields and associated cross-border transportation infrastructure in Central/West Africa

LNG buyer — purchase and regasification of LNG at the Klaipeda FSRU in Lithuania

Safari Petroleum — PSC negotiations and development of oil and gas assets in the Comoros Islands

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — divestment of its entire North Sea upstream portfolio

Serica Energy — farm-out of an interest in the Sidi Moussa and Foum Draa blocks offshore Morocco

Publications and Speeches

“Keep Quiet and Carry on Under the EU Trade Secrets Directive,” IP Magazine, September 2016.

“In the Eye of the Storm,” Petroleum Review, January 2016.



College of Law,
University of Sussex,

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales